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Who Should I Draft?

Marcus Semien or Mike Moustakas (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Moustakas
1B,2B,3B - CIN
Mike Moustakas
Marcus Semien
SS - TOR
Marcus Semien
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
11 of 20 experts
45%
Recommended by
9 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 75# 77
Best Rank# 54# 62
Worst Rank# 102# 96
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 124# 133
Best Rank# 115# 110
Worst Rank# 131# 155
   
Projections 
   
Runs7491
Home Runs3223
RBI9376
Stolen Bases311
Batting Average.254.264
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 74# 80
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 54# 82
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 71# 74
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 60# 73
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 81# 83
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 76# 82
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 80# 88
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 72# 75
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 71# 87
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 60# 66
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 74# 79
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 87# 62
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 75# 69
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 86# 71
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 84# 74
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 82# 76
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 82# 81
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 84
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 92# 91
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 102# 96
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Moustakas
1B,2B,3B - CIN
Mike Moustakas
Marcus Semien
SS - TOR
Marcus Semien
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats139211
   
Runs1328
   
Hits3247
   
Singles1530
   
Doubles99
   
Triples01
   
Home Runs87
   
RBI2723
   
Stolen Bases14
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks1825
   
Strikeouts3650
   
Batting Average.230.223
   
On Base Pct.331.305
   
Slugging Pct.468.374
   
On-base Plus Slugging.799.680
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Moustakas
1B,2B,3B - CIN
Mike Moustakas
Marcus Semien
SS - TOR
Marcus Semien
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats534575
   
Runs7491
   
Hits134150
   
Singles7493
   
Doubles2831
   
Triples13
   
Home Runs3223
   
RBI9376
   
Stolen Bases311
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks5267
   
Strikeouts112115
   
Batting Average.254.264
   
On Base Pct.319.338
   
Slugging Pct.488.450
   
On-base Plus Slugging.806.789
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Moustakas
1B,2B,3B - CIN
Mike Moustakas
Marcus Semien
SS - TOR
Marcus Semien
News 
  Free agent shortstop Marcus Semien has agreed to a one-year, $18 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays according to Jeff Passan.
Jon Mathisen
Tue, Jan 26th
  According to Jim Bowden, the teams interested in free-agent shortstop Marcus Semien include the Phillies, Reds, Red Sox, and Athletics. Bowden reports that MLB teams like Semien's versatility, durability, and 2020 postseason numbers.
Corbin Young
Thu, Jan 14th
Notes 
 Because Moustakas was a hitter who played for the Reds, he had a poor 2020 season (seriously, look at their collective numbers). He walked more, struck out more, and lost some points on his batting average, but overall, there was little different in Moustakas's profile. He continued to hit for power and make quality contact. He may not score many runs given his lack of speed and surrounding cast, and the batting average isn't going to help you. But he's got plenty of power for a second-base eligible player, and there's no sign that his production is ready to fall off a cliff.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Semien looked like he had made some major and sustainable gains in 2019, cutting his strikeout rate way down and being far more selective, which led to better contact. Unfortunately, Semien looked a lot like the old version of himself in 2020, with a strikeout rate over 20% and similar mediocre contact to that which he had made consistently prior to 2019. He signed a one-year deal with the Blue Jays, which is a great landing spot for him, as he'll likely bat near the top of a strong lineup, see an upgrade in home park, and earn second base eligibility. That makes Semien far more enticing as a potential draft-day target, but he should still be considered only a middle infield option in mixed leagues.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros